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SZARKA, Rose (nee Chabai)

May 21, 1916 – October 2, 2011

Rose Szarka of Calgary, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Sunday, October 2, 2011 at the age of 95 years.

She was born on May 21, 1916 in Otthon, Saskatchewan and moved to Calgary with her husband in 1936, where they spent their lives working and raising their family. Rose took great pride in her family, and will be lovingly remembered by her three sons, Elmer (Bev), Richard (Judy) and Dennis (Sylvia); grandchildren, Bruce (Kathy), Ken (Chris), Kelly, Sean and Chris (Serena); great-grandchildren, Scott (Laura), Kurtis, Darren, Morgan, Sydney, Liam, Richard, Alyssa, Madison, Kaiden, Shalamar, Cienna and Shanica; sisters Christine Daku and Elizabeth Clements; and numerous nieces and nephews. Rose was predeceased by her husband Joe in 1985. For those that knew Rose, they will forever remember her zest for life and the passion she held for her family and friends.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Fish Creek Chapel (14441 Bannister Road S.E.) on Friday, October 7, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. Forward condolences through

In living memory of Rose Szarka, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. Telephone: (403) 256-9575.

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  1. Cameron Rabideau :


    My condolences on the passing of you mother.


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  2. pat and debra duncan :

    Hi Elmer, Bev and family, we are sending our condolences to all of you on the passing of Elmers mother. Our thoughts are with you and all the grand and great grandchildren. Love Pat and Deb

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  3. Nick Capparelli :

    Richard,Elmer and Dennis
    I would like to pass on my condolences to you on the passing of your mother. I will always remember the wonderful lady she was and lets not forget her emense smile that she had for everyone,our thoughts and prayers are with you.

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  4. Sister Elizabeth Chabai, Elizabeth Ann Conlin, Ewart and Family :

    Elmer, Richard, Dennis and Family,
    Our condolences to your family for the loss of your Mother. She was such a great lady in so many ways, and will be sadly missed by all of us. Our hearts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

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